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Cummins brands Stage V engines as Performance Series

First publishedin Aggregates Business Europe
July August 2019
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The Performance Series line-up of Stage V engines from Cummins
Cummins ultra-clean Stage V-compliant engines are now to be called Performance Series.

The engines are available from 3.8- to 15-litre displacement and 100hp to 675hp (75-503kW), and are designed to deliver solutions for material handling, construction and agriculture applications.

The European Commission’s Stage V off-highway engine emissions legislation applies to all countries in the European Union. It came into effect from January 2019 for engines below 56kW as well as engines of 130kW and above and will apply to engines from 56kW but below 130kW from January 2020.

“Cummins’ solution has achieved the near-zero emissions levels as demanded by Stage V,” said Alexei Ustinov, VP at Cummins off-highway engine business. “All our Stage V engines are in production, some of them ahead of the legislated date of January 2020. It is unclear what the plans are for off-highway emission regulations beyond this, so we have decided to rename these products to highlight what they bring to the market.”

US-headquartered Cummins says that its 4-cylinder F3.8 and B4.5 Performance Series engines achieve “remarkable increases” in power and torque, giving manufacturers the opportunity to improve machine capability and offer more value to their customers. It adds that, alternatively, there is a potential to downsize the engine to one of lower displacement, reducing costs while preserving the productivity of their existing machines.

The 3.8-litre moves up from 130hp (97kW) to 173hp (129kW) with the new architecture, 33% higher. The 4.5-litre engine jumps 16% from 173hp (129kW) to 200hp (149kW). Peak torque of the F3.8 increases by more than 31%, to 620Nm, and an 11% increase moves the B4.5 up to 780Nm.

“The HPP solution lowers total emissions, with the opportunity to operate at zero or near-zero emissions during the shift,” said Ustinov. “Noise and fuel consumption are reduced, using a smaller engine, operating for less time.”

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